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Minister of Transport (South Africa)

South Africa
Minister of Transport
  • 10 other official names:
  • Minister van Vervoer (Afrikaans)
  • uNgqongqotjhe wezokuThutha (Southern Ndebele)
  • UMphathiswa wezoThutho (Xhosa)
  • uNgqongqoshe Wezokuthutha (Zulu)
  • Indvuna Yetekutfutsa (Swazi)
  • Tona ya Dinamelwa (Northern Sotho)
  • Letona la Dipalangwang (Sotho)
  • Tona la Dipalangwa (Tswana)
  • Holobye ya Vutleketli (Tsonga)
  • Minisiṱa wa Vhuendi (Venda)
Sindisiwe Chikunga
since 7 March 2023
Department of Transport
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerCyril Ramaphosa
Inaugural holderGeorge Bartlett
Formation16 August 1989
DeputyDikeledi Magadzi[1]
WebsiteDepartment of Transport

The Minister of Transport is a Minister of the Cabinet of South Africa who is responsible for overseeing the Department of Transport.

List of Past Ministers

Minister of Transport, 1989–2023

Name Portrait Term Party President
George Bartlett 1989 – 1991 NP F.W. de Klerk
Piet Welgemoed 1991 – 1994 NP F.W. de Klerk
Mac Maharaj 11 May 1994 – 1999 ANC Nelson Mandela
Dullah Omar 1999 – 2004 ANC Thabo Mbeki
Jeff Radebe 29 April 2004 – 10 May 2009 ANC Thabo Mbeki
Kgalema Motlanthe
S'bu Ndebele 11 May 2009 – 12 June 2012 ANC Jacob Zuma
Ben Martins 12 June 2012 – 9 July 2013 ANC Jacob Zuma
Dipuo Peters 10 July 2013 – 30 March 2017 ANC Jacob Zuma
Joe Maswanganyi 31 March 2017 – 28 February 2018 ANC Jacob Zuma
Blade Nzimande 28 February 2018 – 29 May 2019 ANC Cyril Ramaphosa
Fikile Mbalula 30 May 2019 – 6 March 2023 ANC Cyril Ramaphosa
Sindisiwe Chikunga 7 March 2023 — present ANC Cyril Ramaphosa


  1. ^ "IN FULL Cyril Ramaphosa's new cabinet, in his own words". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Determination of the total remuneration of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers Archived 29 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine", Proclamation No. 77 of 2009.

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